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Subaru recalls various models over like-for-like Takata airbags

Subaru Australia has recalled several model lines over Takata airbags, including older-generation versions of the Impreza, Forester, Liberty and Outback. Affected vehicles have been subject to previous recalls involving like-for-like replacement airbags as part of the ongoing Takata campaign, with the new ones not at risk of the well-documented fault...

Subaru recalls Impreza, XV, WRX, WRX STI and Forester

Subaru has issued a recall across its 2009-16 Impreza, 2012-15 XV, 2009-14 WRX, 2011-14 WRX STI and 2013-15 Forester model lines, over concerns about their 'Stop Light Switch'. According to the company, the Stop Light Switch could be affected by 'outside contaminants', causing the electrical contact points to malfunction...

Subaru Impreza STI, Forester STI concepts heading to Tokyo Auto Salon

Subaru has revealed the pair of hotted-up 'STI' concepts it's planning to reveal at the Tokyo Auto Salon next month, in the form of two sporty-styled specials. The Impreza STI Concept takes the base hatch, and adds a set of custom wheels, some black add-ons to the front bumper and side skirts, central exhaust, and a contrast roof finish...

Subaru Forester, Impreza, XV and BRZ recalled

Subaru has recalled the 2012/13 Impreza, Forester, and XV, along with the 2013 BRZ, over concerns about a defective engine valve spring. According to the company, there's a chance the valve spring will fracture, making the engine stall and not restart. If the car stalls unexpectedly and can't be restarted, there's a safety risk to the driver and other road users around them...

Subaru Impreza, Liberty, Outback recalled

Subaru has recalled the 2004-2009 Impreza and 2008-2010 Liberty/Outback over concerns about the fuel pump wiring harness. According to the company, the wiring harness connector on affected vehicles can deteriorate over time. That could stop the fuel pump operating correctly, potentially extending the time taken to crank the engine on startup, causing the car not to start or stall...

UPDATE - 2004-07 Subaru Impreza recalled for airbag fix

Subaru Australia has recalled 2004-2007 Imprezas fitted with replacement Takata airbag inflators. According to the company, some replacement passenger airbag inflators might have been installed incorrectly. More specifically, the inflators may have been installed in reverse. In the event of an accident, the passenger airbag might not deploy correctly, increasing the risk of injury...

The Shortlist: $35k small hatch with lots of rear-seat leg room

Ashish needs a new family-friendly hatchback with lots of rear-seat leg room. The budget is $35,000. Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision...

2018 Subaru Impreza pricing and specs

The 2018 Subaru Impreza is in showrooms now, with the Japanese brand's small hatch and sedan gaining some added equipment in the higher-spec versions. There are no cosmetic changes, but the EyeSight forward camera safety system in the Subaru Impreza hatch and sedan models has been upgraded as part of the 2018 model year run...

Subaru Impreza, XV concepts bound for Tokyo

Subaru is set to debut a pair of concepts at the Tokyo motor show next month, one based on its Impreza small hatch and the other on the XV crossover. In addition to the VIZIV Performance Concept, BRZ STI Sport and WRX STI-based S208, the Impreza Future Sport and XV Fun Adventure concepts give their donor cars a more focused look to go with their respective names...

Old nameplates returning to form

There are many market trends in action this year, but one of the more novel is the resurgence - or re-emergence - of old nameplates. Running through some cars experiencing good growth is a bit like looking at a new car guide from early 2000s. In the light car segment there's the relaunched Suzuki Baleno, with 1043 incremental sales - enough for a respectable 4...

Banishing the Monday mopes: Watch an old Subaru do its own gymkhana

Car enthusiasts around the world are going to extremes to get their video plastered over the internet. Ken Block's famous stunt videos have helped inspire many, including this latest video featuring an old-school 1998 Subaru Impreza using a construction site as a playground...